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The activities and thinking of communists in Belfast.

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Why is it important?

Communists had an important influence in the trade unions relating to Belfast's heavy industries. They also had an interesting, sometimes fraught and often debated perspective on the Irish National Question


I hope the article makes people re-think existing perspectives about the importance of communism in Belfast, and beyond.

Dr Patrick Smylie
University of Westminster

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This page is a summary of: Communism in Cold War Belfast, 1945–1962, Labour History Review, April 2020, Liverpool University Press, DOI: 10.3828/lhr.2020.3.
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